Students, teachers and community leaders may apply for Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin awards and submit them by the November 15 deadline. Information and applications can be found on this website under the awards tab.
The Soroptimist International Live Your Dream Award distributes more than $2.6 million in education grants each year to nearly 1,700 women worldwide. Women in the Loomis Basin who are attending trade school, community college or other higher education, and are the primary financial support for their families, are encouraged to apply.
The Loomis club awards up to $1000 to a local female student to offset the cost of books, childcare, tuition and transportation required to continue their education. Go to the Soroptimist Live Your Dream portal, click apply and select the “Loomis Basin” club.
The Loomis Soroptimist Community Service Award recognizes a girl who demonstrates leadership as a community volunteer and can be used for trade school, community college or other higher education expenses. Applicants may be awarded up to $1000, and must attend Del Oro High School and live in the Loomis Basin. The Loomis Soroptimist club encourages volunteers in any grade who make a difference, especially for women and girls, to apply.
Teacher Grants applications are being accepted from elementary school teachers in the Loomis Union School District to support educational projects that benefit students over time. These Loomis Soroptimist grants of $100 – $250 fund special projects that enrich students’ education such as books, music and technology.
The Soroptimist Ruby Award honors women who are role models in making a difference in the lives of women or girls, through their professional or personal efforts. Community members are encouraged to nominate someone who is making a significant impact.
Find the applications under the Awards tab on this website. Questions may be directed to Cyndie Whitefoot, SI Loomis Award Committee Co-Chair, at cyndiefoot(at)aol.com. Completed applications should be mailed to SI Loomis Awards, PO Box 1141, Loomis CA 95650 and postmarked by November 15, 2020. The Live Your Dream application is due November 15 and must be submitted through the Soroptimist Live Your Dream portal.
Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is a 501(c)(3) and supports the Loomis Little Free Library at the Train Depot Park, Loomis L.I.F.E. center for seniors, Koinonia Homes for Teens, Days for Girls, and other local and international projects. The club is currently selling Ternero Olive Oil to support education grants and scholarships and offering masks. Soroptimist (soroptimist.org) is an international volunteer service organization for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, by investing in dreams.